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Habitat (1997)

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In a future world where Earth's ozone layer has been completely destroyed, a brilliant but obsessed scientist, Hank Symes uses illegally obtained biological materials for an experiment that... See full summary »

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Rene Daalder

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Balthazar Getty ... Andreas Symes
Tchéky Karyo ... Hank Symes
Alice Krige ... Clarissa Symes
Kenneth Welsh ... Coach Marlowe
Laura Harris ... Deborah Marlowe
Brad Austin ... Blaine
Christopher Heyerdahl ... Eric Thornton (as Chris Heyerdahl)
Kris Holden-Ried ... Daryl (as Kris Holdenried)
Daniel Pilon ... Strickland
Lynne Adams ... Tara Fisher
Susan Almgren Susan Almgren ... Ellen Bark (as Suzie Almgren)
Amanda Blitz Amanda Blitz ... Chris
Goûchy Boy ... Soldier #2 (as Gouchy Boy)
Daniel Gautier Daniel Gautier ... Soldier #3 (as Daniel Gauthier)
Terri Hanauer ... Myra Johnson
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Storyline

In a future world where Earth's ozone layer has been completely destroyed, a brilliant but obsessed scientist, Hank Symes uses illegally obtained biological materials for an experiment that he hopes will save the world. In the course of his work, a terrible accident occurs, transforming him into a fantastic otherworldly lifeform and changing his house into a huge living entity which threatens all who enter. Written by Patrick D. Rockwell <prockwell@thegrid.net>

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It'll Grow On You! See more »

Genres:

Sci-Fi

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sexuality, language and some violence/gore | See all certifications »
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Country:

Canada | Netherlands

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 April 1997 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eisvoli sti Kolasi See more »

Filming Locations:

Montréal, Québec, Canada

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Cinémathèque Québécoise print) |

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only theatrical movie filmed in Sony's early analog High Definition format. Sony donated the equipment and technical support in an attempt to popularize the format. The High Definition video was then transferred to film for release. See more »

Quotes

Hank Symes: I swim with the plants and frolic with the sperm.
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Soundtracks

Tragedy
Written by Martin Blasick
Produced by Martin Blasick
Performed by Velvet
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Ridiculous but entertaining
15 June 2002 | by tenacious tSee all my reviews

I have to say that I really liked this movie. I watched it for one and only reason... Balthazar Getty. I love him! Habitat was really pretty stupid and not very well made, but that's part of its charm. It's supposed to be a hokey sci fi flick. I appreciate movies like this. It was entertaining. Its not for everybody but check it out if you like to rent weird movies just to have something to do for a couple of hours.


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